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2016 Pittsburgh World of Wheels Coverage: Our Last Blast From The Show

2016 Pittsburgh World of Wheels Coverage: Our Last Blast From The Show

(Photos by Mike Brooks) – Hot rodding, like everything else has been indelibly changed by the internet. There was a time when it was very easy to tell what part of the country a car came from just based on the style of the build. Being that cars were often strongly influenced by buddies and the fellow builds being completed by car club members, it makes sense. Magazines would show off stuff (primarily) from the West coast and that helped to have some influence but once the eyes of the internet were opened to virtually everyone, geographical influences in car building have pretty much vanished. Hardcore guys will build old rods in regional styles and we love checking out photos of the sometimes awkward looking cars guys would construct in colder climates when shop time was limited to the winter months.

We mention all this because when we check out photos from an event like the World of Wheels in Pittsburgh we see all different types, styles, and eras of cars. This is a feast for the eyes and a feast for the hot rodder’s mind. From lifted four wheel drive trucks to faux-patina coated coupes, there’s something to check out and admire here for every stripe of gearhead. We think the lifted truck is more ‘Burgh than the faux-patina but what do we know, anyway?!

Enjoy these last images from Mike Brooks and his day at the Pittsburg WoW!

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5 thoughts on “2016 Pittsburgh World of Wheels Coverage: Our Last Blast From The Show

  1. Chevy Hatin' Mad Geordie

    Are those bike carbs in the leader photo?

    They’ve been used on Ford 4-cylinder engines for some time here in the UK, but this is the first time I’ve seen them installed on a V8.

    Please let me know as they sure look neat….


    I am pretty sure I know the owner of the white Caddy…His name is Kevin, a classic car specialist for State Farm and a custom painter in his free time. If it is in fact his, he is the second owner…

      1. ANGRYJOE

        Yeah, if it is the same car I think it is it’s super clean. I fell in love with it when I first saw it. At that time he had white walls and Caddy hub caps on it before and a guy down in McDonald Pa torched the springs to drop it a bit. Last time I spoke to him he was talking about laying it out more. He and my step father are pretty tight. I imagine one of his cars would have been there too if he and my mom had not moved to Florida.

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